The Department of Surgery has a long tradition of excellence in healthcare and enhancing the College mission of service to underrepresented and underserved communities in Middle Tennessee. The primary teaching hospital for the Department is Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, located on the Meharry Medical College campus. The Meharry Department of Surgery is committed to providing high-quality patient care, while training medical students and residents in the art and science of surgery, and developing research programs in cancer, health services research, and student education. Significant accredited medical student training partnerships have been established in Michigan, Alabama, Texas, Ohio, and Washington that afford student clinical clerkship experiences in Trauma, Vascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Acute Surgical Care. and Orthopedics Surgery.

The Mission and Vision Statements of the Department of Surgery is to expand clinical reimbursement opportunities while continuing to deliver state-of-the-art surgical care in sub-specialty areas: General Surgery, Vascular, and Oncology.


The department is further dedicated to the medical education of minorities and underserved students, residents and in offsetting surgical healthcare disparities in the community.

The Department is currently organized into these divisions:

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Oncology surgery

Major Remote Clerkship Affiliations include:

  • Detroit Medical Center at Sinai Grace
  • Alabama Birmingham Medical center
  • Cincinnati Medical Center
  • HCA Southern Hills Hospital
  • Baptist Southeast of Beaumont Texas
  • Swedish Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Affiliations include subspecialty experiences in:

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Contact Surgery

Department of Surgery
Meharry Medical College
4th Floor,
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd,
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Phone: 615.327.6342
FAX: 615.327.5579


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